Birthday {27}

My birthday fun started well over a week ago, thanks to my awesome sister. She sent me my gift a little early because come to find out, I had to MAKE my own gift :) Yes, that's right. My sister stalked my Pinterest board and since I've been pinning all things Spring and Easter-y, she figured she'd made sure I followed up on those pins. She sent me a big box full of all the colorful yarn, plastic eggs, gluesticks and of course, the wreath itself! Plus an adorable card that she swears my almost-one-year-old niece picked out herself. Talk about a fun package to have waiting at your doorstep!
You can find the original pin with directions and finished photo (since as I type this, I realize I forgot to take one…) but it really doesn't need a lot. I attempted to wrap the eggs two different ways, like the original pin showed. It took a little bit to get the hang of it, and I definitely had more glue on the yarn and on my fingers than I was supposed to at many points in the process.
Once I did a few eggs though I was wrapping and gluing much more quickly. Once you've wrapped about a bajillion eggs, you can start gluing them in any sort of fashion to the wreath.

Other than the adorable, crafty gift, I've been showered with cards, gifts, notes, texts, everything over the past few days. Nothing like a birthday to really make a person feel special! I got to spend time with lots of family and friends and I couldn't be more grateful for the people in my life.
Showing off my scarf from Kayla and Caleb; My inflatable ears came with the card Jared got me!
Jared, of course, made Saturday a great fun day combining both my birthday and Easter. All throughout the day he'd give me a new egg to open, and in each egg would be a slip of paper telling me what the next activity of the day was. It started with "Eat our favorite doughnuts and watch a Disney movie" Um, hello. I was already a happy girl after opening that egg, I didn't need much else to be impressed ;)
But Jared spread out the fun all the day long. From a special birthday CD to listen to while we were out, to the cash I HAD to spend at the Loft; from a lunch date at the Cheesecake factory, to relaxing bath salts and my favorite book waiting on me; from gifts and goodies, to an at-home pretzel making date-- he thought of it all :)

The weekend ended with an incredible service at our church Sunday morning. I love our church all the time, but Easter is always one of my favorite services of the entire year. There is always such a great message and the music is incredible!

After church we got together with the in-laws for way too much food and a delicious cookie, cake - my favorite! I couldn't have asked for more perfect weather yesterday; we were able to relax and hang out and enjoy the fresh air during a relaxing afternoon together.


27. I'm ready for you. I don't feel like I should be that "old" but in reality, the number doesn't matter. I found this picture of when I turned 24 and compared it to yesterday's picture as a 27 year old. Boy, has a lot has happened in those few years. I might not look that different, but I feel like I've grown and changed in ways I can't even describe.

I've never been happier and i know I'm right where I should be in life. Cheers to this year being another great one!

50 comments

  1. Wow--seriously that is such an awesome birthday and the present your sister gave you was so thoughtful! :) So much fun!

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  2. Fun!!! What an awesome gift from your sister... so creative! Love how the wreath came out. And how cute is Jared with the eggs.... I can't even! Happy Birthday, love! Glad you had a wonderful weekend! =)

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  3. Happy birthday lady! your sister is super creative and so is your husband. Wonderful, fun and thoughtful gifts!

    I agree, Easter service is so incredible. I loved ours this year, I was so filled with joy yesterday!

    Hope you have a great week!

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  4. Happy birthday! Love the cookie cake, they're one of my faves.

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  5. What an awesome gift from your sister! Such a good idea! And Jared's little eggs were so sweet! I'm glad oyu had such a good birthday! :)

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  6. mmm pretzels! And that pinterest gift idea is GENIUS! yay to your sister.

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  7. Happy happy birthday! And what an awesome gift from Jared-- such a nice boy :)

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    1. Thanks, Marcie! :) Jared is so creative... he puts me to shame, lol!

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  8. You're seriously rocking the scarf. I'm obsessed. I should've picked up one for myself lol! So happy you had an amazing birthday weekend, and so happy I got to celebrate with you!!! LOVE YOU!!!!!

    Ps- your sister rocks! What a fun idea!

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  9. Awww, so glad you had such a special birthday... your hubby is AMAZING and so thoughtful! I wasn't on social media much this weekend so happy belated birthday! Oh and I had Cheesecake Factory on Saturday too so we can just say we had birthday lunch together... only 1,000 miles apart :)

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  10. Oh... and SO thoughtful of your sister, what a fun idea for a gift!

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  11. Can Jared start teaching husband lessons?! HE IS PERFECT! I love all the thoughtful gifts and experiences you had this birthday! You also look absolutely fabulous in every picture...per usual!! Cheers to another amazing year!! <3

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  12. happyy birthdayy!!!! It looks like you had an amazing weekend!!

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  13. Wow. Talk about an amazing Birthday..what a seriously awesome gift from your sister!!!

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  14. Jared has to be THE most thoughtful husband on the planet! So sweet! So glad you had an amazing birthday, you deserve it sweet girl!

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  15. LOVE all of Jared's planning! That was PRECIOUS!! I'm glad you had such a great birthday!! :) And that gift from your sister...every crafty girls dream gift hahaha!

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  16. I cannot think of many things that are more tasty than a cookie cake!!! and girl, you are rocking 27 years old!!!!

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  17. Happy birthday my darling!!! You don't look a day over 21! :)

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  18. Sounds like an amazing weekend!! Happy Birthday girl :)

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  19. what a great idea! Go Jared! and your sister. How creative are they?! So awesome!! Happy belated girl!!

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  20. Happy birthday! That's a great gift from your sister, and you killed it on the wreath. Your scarf is gorgeous too.

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  21. A pinterest inspired birthday box - now that's a great idea!

    So glad you had an awesome birthday :)

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  22. What a wonderful birthday/Easter weekend!!! I love Jared's sweet idea of the eggs and all your fun activities! I'm sure 27 will be your best year yet :)

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  23. what a fun weekend! and homemade pretzels are the best!

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  24. Happy birthday to one of my favorite bloggers! Glad you had a great weekend, you deserve it!

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  25. I love that he made up a whole day of fun activities :) Happy happy birthday!!!

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  26. What an amazing birthday weekend! Happiest of birthdays to you :)

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  27. Jared kind of wins the best husband award, as usual. Haha. What a cute idea! And I'm so glad you enjoyed your entire birthday WEEKEND! xox

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  28. OMG that wreath is amazing! I love it!! Glad you had a great birthday! Your hubby gets an A+!!

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  29. Awww, isn't he the cutest boy ever?! Can you have him give tips to my husband?!

    It sounds like you had a marvelous birthday/Easter, that is awesome. You deserve it!

    Happy Belated Birthday! :)

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  30. That wreath is sooooo fun!!! What a cool idea for a present!

    I LOVE what Jared did for your birthday? Opening eggs with what you are going to do? So much thought must have gone in to that....so perfect!

    Cookie cake is the only cake I eat. Yummmmmmm

    Happy Birthday!

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  31. Happy belated birthday! Hope it was your favorite one yet! Also, the eggs containing date plans? So. Perfect.

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  32. I can't even handle Jared! lol Seriously, that's the cutest thing ever, I love that he did that. Glad you had such an amazing week/weekend. You definitely deserve it!

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  33. You are rocking 27! Looks like you had an amazing birthday - bath, reading, pretzels...I love all of it!

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  34. Your hubby is ADORABLE!! So glad you had such a great birthday!
    I hope you'll be at the Ohio meetup this summer??

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  35. Sounds like the perfect birthday weekend. I love that wreath and that your sister thought to send you all the supplies, brilliant.

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  36. Happy 27th Birthday Erin!! Looks like a great celebratory weekend! Your husband is awesome for his creative gifts all day long! :)

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  37. What a funnnnnn birthday! You deserved all the love, girlfriend! And your sister's gift? Cutest gift EVER! I have got to remember this idea when I'm having a hard time coming up with something. And you did an amazing job with that wreath. So cute!

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  38. What a fun birthday idea from your sister!! I have pinned tons of things that I've never made so I would appreciate someone purchasing the supplies and forcing me to DIY! Happy Birthday!

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  39. What a great birthday weekend!! And a very happy birthday to you! :D

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  40. What an awesome birthday! Way to go hubs and family!

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  41. YOU LOOK THE EXACT SAME. I hope you enjoyed your birthday/easter weekend! Seriously the whole day-date-clue-shenans is the absolute cutest. Maybe he should become a blogger or a columnist for guys who needs tips ;)

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  42. Your day sounds perfect!! I think Jared needs to teach a class on gift giving & date ideas :) you look great, as always! And I just realized you sorta look like Kaitlyn from Wifessionals!

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  43. that craft gift is a GENIUS idea! i love it! so glad you had such a wonderful birthday!! :)

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  44. What an awesome birthday! Happy belated!

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  45. glad you had a great birthday girl. and jared is so sweet planning a whole day of fun!

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  46. What a great birthday!!! I love the wreath. Happy Belated Birthday! xoxo

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  47. Love that gift! I've made Easter eggs just like that, but sit them in a bowl to decorate with!

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